Geo-spatial Information Science

, Volume 8, Issue 4, pp 291–296 | Cite as

Contribution to the investigation of structure and origin of the east African graben by gravimetry

  • Tondozi Keto
  • Liu Tianyou


For our investigation we have 235 measurements done in the east part of Democratic Republic of Congo by P. Herrinck during a magnetic survey including the graben region from the parallel joining Goma city and Mahagi city, the region between Albert and Aka lakes, and the route from Aba to Kinsagani. During the surveys the density of recording points has been selected according to the importance of anomalies. In this way, the offset was 1 km where the disturbance was high in Goma city and 20 km have been sufficient along the route from Aba to Kinsagani. For the topographic and isostatic reductions only one cartographic document has been chosen that was the international map of the scale 1/1 000 000 which presents a certain characteristic of homogeneity.

Key words

gravity anomaly data reductions compensation offset isostasy 

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© Wuhan University of Technology 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of GeophysicsChina University of GeosciencesWuhanChina

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